Vinnie Murphy & Melissa Mason Murphy Family Funeral Fund

For: Vinnie Murphy & Melissa Mason Murphy
Lincoln, NE
Organizer: Eddie Brown
Vinnie Murphy & Melissa Mason Murphy Family Funeral Fund (Vinnie Murphy & Melissa Mason Murphy)
of $50,000 goal
66% Complete
Raised by 477 donors

The Story

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I share the tragic news which the Murphy/Mason & extended family experienced 10/17/17 at approximately 1:00am.  Parents and dear family/friends to Nebraska & Colorado communities Jefferson aka "Vinnie" Murphy and wife Melissa (Mason) Murphy have five children ranging in age from 5 - 19.  This morning they were awakened to the gruesome and unimaginable scene of their 5 year old Sophia & 7 year old Noah fighting for life after being stabbed from the hands of their oldest brother Malik.  Malik had been suffering from mental illness, depression, and thoughts of suicide but recently showing signs of improvement.  He was attending college, and just the day before the entire family enjoyed the afternoon and evening playing football together out in the yard.  Vinnie apprehended his son until the police arrived and during the struggle was actually stabbed in the neck himself as well from his son.  Although Vinnie is thankfully set to recover from his injury, the two youngest children Noah & Sophia have gone to be with the Lord.  They are survived by their parent's Vinnie, Melissa, and sibblings Malik, Elijah & Hannah.  

This is beyond heartbreaking!  The family is coping the best way they can which is holding on to their faith!  They will desperately be in need of our support via prayers and donations to properly send their two babies away.  I am certain we can raise this money for the Murphy's to help in their time of need.  Your donations will go towards the down payment for the purchase of a new home, which will allow the Murphy's to start creating new memories together as they start their life long journey of healing.

Thank you in advance!


Eddie Brown 
Family Friend

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 2, 2017

Posted on December 2, 2017

Posted on November 14, 2017

Posted on November 14, 2017

“ Ireally want to say THANK YOU for each dollar donated! This money has allowed us to find a new place to live, pay 6 months advance on rent, double deposit, new car which we needed badly. I know how hard everyone works for their money,  I so appreciate this more than words can even express. The Love poured out onto us is so beautiful when my heart feels so dark.  We have hardly had private time to grieve yet, constantly busy between funeral stuuf, school, finding a new place, this money will also allow Vinnie to take his time looking for a new job, The LORD told us, no major decisions for the first 12 months, only to rest in His arms. Thank you EVERYONE!”

Melissa (Mason) Murphy

Posted on October 20, 2017


Posted on October 20, 2017

"Friends and family...

Funeral services for our beloved Noah and Sophia will be Monday, October 23, 11am at Mountain Springs Church 

7345 Adventure Way

Colorado Springs, CO  80923

From the bottom of our heart Melissa and I want to thank everyone who has showed support, in any way, for our family during this time."


Vinnie & Melissa Murphy

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